Are the Oakland Raiders about to go fishing for Super Bowl Champion coaches to be their next defensive coordinator?
It’s a distinct possibility.
Green Bay Packers safeties Darren Perry’s name was mentioned when the team first began its search a couple weeks ago. The Raiders interest in Perry had to be placed on the back burner until he completed his Super Bowl obligations. Now that the Packers have hoisted the Lombardi Trophy, Perry can go interview for the job if the Raiders request–and are granted–permission from the Green Bay front office.
Perry previously served as the Raiders defensive backs coach for the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
He was thought to be in the running for the coordinator job with the Philadelphia Eagles, but the team instead curiously promoted Juan Castillo after 13 seasons as their offensive line coach. In fact, he had coached defense since 1989 when he was the Kingsville High School linebackers coach and defensive coordinator.
But back to the Raiders, their d-coordinator search may not end with Perry when it comes to the Packers. Also rumored to be in the running is assistant head coach / inside linebackers coach Winston Moss.
Moss, a former linebacker himself, played for the Los Angeles Raiders from 1991-94.
Meanwhile, Chuck Bresnahan is waiting in the wings if neither of these or future candidates pan out.
Chuck Carroll is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. Follow him on Twitter @FNNChuck.